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Theme Info

Name: Yoffa - Ghost Theme
Description: a Minimalist & Fast Ghost Theme
Released: 2018-07-19
Creator: Biron Themes

Requirements

Ghost version: 2.0 or higher
Ghost Content API: v3

Install Theme

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Go to Settings > Design from the admin menu
  • Under the Themes section click Upload a theme
  • Click inside the upload box to select a yoffa.zip, or drag-and-drop the yoffa.zip into the upload box
  • If you want to activate the theme immediately click Activate Now or Close if you want to do it later

Publication Settings

Some basic settings for your publication:

Icon

To Upload a new icon follow these steps:

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Design under the settings menu.
  • Under Brand > Publication icon, click Upload Image and select your icon
  • Finally click Save settings

To Upload a new logo follow these steps:

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Design under the settings menu.
  • Under Brand > Publication logo, click Upload Image and select your logo
  • Finally click Save settings

Cover

To Upload a new cover image follow these steps:

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Design under the settings menu.
  • Under Brand > Publication cover, click Upload Image and select your cover image
  • Finally click Save settings

To add menu items to your publication, follow the steps below.

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Navigation and enter a label for the menu item in the label field
  • In the URL field, enter the destination for the menu item to link
Ghost Blog Navigation
Ghost Blog Navigation
  • Click Save

Members

To activate the feature follow the steps below.

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Settings > Membership.
  • Set the Subscription access and other settings made available by Ghost

Besides this configuration, you also have to upload the routes.yaml file (you can find it in the root folder of the theme).

To access the overview of members click Members from the admin menu.


Content API

As mentioned in the Requirements section, this theme uses the Content API v4, so in order to take advantage of all the theme features make sure the Content API v4 is used, this is set in the theme by default.

You can check this in the theme's package.json file:

{
  "name": "...",
  "description": "...",
  "demo": "...",
  "version": "...",
  "engines": {
    "ghost": ">=4.0.0",
    "ghost-api": "v4"
  },
  ...

Members

Yoffa completely supports the Ghost Members feature. To activate the feature follow the steps below.

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Settings > Labs.
  • Toggle the Enable members switch, under the MEMBERS(BETA) section.
Members Beta
Members Beta

Within the members the following settings are available:

  • Connect to stripe - where you have to configure the connection to your stripe account to be able to accept/process payments.
  • Subscription pricing - you can define the monthly and yearly price for full access to your publication.
  • Allow free member signup - Toggle switch to allow or not free membership sign up.
  • Default post access - Define the default post access. Can be: Public, Members only, Paid-members only
  • Email settings - In order to send emails for member signup/signin, you have to provide the Mailgun configuration.

Besides this configuration, you also have to upload the routes.yaml file (you can find it in the root folder of the theme).

To access the overview of members click Members from the admin menu.


Subscribers (For Ghost v2)

This theme supports the Ghost subscribers feature. To activate the feature follow the steps below.

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Settings > Labs.
  • Check the box for Subscribers, under the Enable Beta Features.
Beta Features
Beta Features

If the feature is active, the subscription form will appear at the bottom of each page.

To view subscribers click Subscribers from the admin menu.


Language

To set the publication language follow the steps below.

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Go to General from the admin menu
  • Under Publication Language, click Expand and set the language/locale to be used on the site. The default is set to English (en).
Publication Language
Publication Language
  • Click Save settings

Language Code Reference


Native search functionality is integrated with version v3.4.0, this works out of the box, no configuration needed.

This theme uses the Ghost Search Plugin

Create a new custom integration and update the Search settings in your Admin UI(Settings > Design > Site-wide).

Please refer to the official guide on how to create a custom integration.

  • Copy the API URL from your Custom Integration and paste it in the Search url field in the Custom Theme Settings(Site-wide) area.
  • Copy the Content API Key from your Custom Integration and paste it in the Search key field in the Custom Theme Settings(Site-wide) area.
  • Enable or disable the Search in content (in case you have a lot of posts, this might affect performance)

Make sure your URL doesn't end with a /.

Other possible options to add Search to Ghost CMS Themes.


Customization

Different customizations for the theme.

Posts Per Page

From Ghost 1.0 the "Posts per page" settings was moved from the Ghost Admin to the theme. You can set it in the package.json of the theme:

"config": {
  "posts_per_page": 10
}

For Yoffa the default value is 10, you can change it to whatever number you wish, we recommend a number that can be devided by 3.


Google Fonts

Yoffa comes with Google Fonts integrated, using the following fonts:

  • Heebo

In order to change the fonts you have to change the default.hbs file.

<link rel="preload" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Heebo:wght@400;500;700;900&display=swap" as="font" onload="this.onload=null;this.rel='stylesheet'">

{{!-- No Js --}}
<noscript>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Heebo:wght@400;500;700;900&display=swap">
</noscript>  

Go to Google Fonts and choose the font and styles you would like. Then click Embed and copy the link provided and replace the current one in default.hbs.

Then open _settings.type.scss file located in assets/sass/settings folder. Replace the font setting with your new font:

// Font settings
$font-family-serif:       Times, Georgia, serif;
$font-family-sans-serif:  'Heebo', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif;
$font-family-monospace:   Consolas, Monaco,  monospace;

Build the assets (check theme development) and everything sould be ready.


Translation

Yoffa supports Ghost i18n and it comes with translations for the following languages:

  • de for German
  • fr for French
  • es for Spanish
  • `it' for Italian
  • pr for Portuguese

To change the publication language to one of the available languages check out this guide.

Editing the translations

The translation files are stored in the locales folder within the theme folder.

|__locales
| |__de.json
| |__en.json
| |__es.json
| |__fr.json

Open up the file for the language you want to edit. Example de.json:

{
  "Previous": "Bisherige",
  "Next": "Nächster",
  "Back": "Zurück",
  "Forward": "Weiter",
  "Post": "Post",
  "Posts": "Artikel",
  "Page": "Seite",
  ...
}

Each line consist of a key-value pair.

"key": "value"

The key is on the left side and it should not be changed (it's the same in all the files) and right value which you can adapt if necessary.

If you have suggestions to improve the translations or adding a new language, drop us a line.

Adding a new language

To add a new language you have to create a new translation file with the language code of the desired language.

For example if you want to create new translation for Hungarian language you have to create hu.json within the locales folder.

And add the translations for each key value.

For more details check the Official Ghost Documentation.


Custom Pages

Yoffa comes with 3 custom pages by default:

  • Contact Page
  • Tags Page
  • Authors Page
Contact Page

To create the Contact page, do as follows:

  • Create a new story and call it Contact.
  • Make sure the Post URL is contact.
Post URL
Post URL
  • Check the box Turn this post into a page.
  • Click Publish.

To add the page to the navigation, please check the Navigation section above.

Tags Page

To create the Tags page, do as follows:

  • Create a new story and call it Tags.
  • Check the box Turn this post into a page.
  • Select the Tags template from the Template dropdown.
Post URL
Post URL
  • Click Publish.

To add the page to the navigation, please check the Navigation section above.

Authors Page

To create the Authors page, do as follows:

  • Create a new story and call it Authors.
  • Check the box Turn this post into a page.
  • Select the Authors template from the Template dropdown.
Post URL
Post URL
  • Click Publish.

To add the page to the navigation, please check the Navigation section above.


The social media links are stored in a partial file partials/social-media.hbs.

Ghost supports Facebook and Twitter social accounts, to change them do the following

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Go to General from the admin menu
  • Click Expand under Social Accounts, and enter the URLs for your Facebook and Twitter.
Social Accounts
Social Accounts
  • Click Save settings

To edit the other social links follow the steps below. Open up the social-media.hbs file and change the href value to your profile's URL for that specific social platform.

  ...
  {{!-- Instagram --}}
  <a class="social-links__item instagram"
     href="https://instagram.com" target="_blank" title="Instagram" aria-label="Instagram">
    {{>icon name="instagram"}}
  </a>
  ...
</div>

For example to change the Instagram link, you have to change the existing href value:

href="https://instagram.com"

Add your instagram account link, example:

href="https://instagram.com/bironthemes"

Disqus Comments

Yoffa supports the native Ghost comments.

The Native Comment System requires Ghost v5.9.0 at least. You have to enable it from Settings > Membership > Commenting. By default, native comments are not active, so you have to select either All members or Paid-members only

Additionally, Yoffa comes with Disqus comments.

Make sure you have registered your website with Disqus and you know your disqus_shortname.

Open default.hbs file located in the root folder. Change the biron-demo value for the disqus_shortname variable to match your Disqus account shortname.

{{!-- Global variables --}}
<script>
  // The number of pages available for loading more posts
  var maxPages = parseInt('{{pagination.pages}}');

  // Disqus shortname
  // Replace 'bironthemes-demo' with your disqus account shortname
  var disqus_shortname = 'biron-demo';
</script>

That's all, Disqus comments should work now.

If you don't want disqus comments to show delete the comments.hbs file located in the partials folder. And delete the following section from the post.hbs file located in the root folder of the theme:

{{!-- Include Disqus Comments --}}
{{> comments}}

Google Analytics

To add Google Analytics to Ghost follow this tutorial from our blog.


Post Card Image

The post card images can be hidden for a cleaner and lighter theme. The post-card.hbs helper has a parameter called display_image. If you pass the value "true" the image will be shown otherwise images will be hidden.

As an example, on the home page the images are activated:

...
{{#foreach posts from="2"}}
  {{> post-card display_image=true }}
{{/foreach}}
...

Theme Development

Yoffa is developer friendly, if you need to make advanced customization you will take advantage of the Gulp tasks that are set up for compiling Javascript and SASS/CSS.

All the assets are combined and minified for better speed and performance. In order to customize the theme make sure you have Node.js and npm installed.

Tutorial on How to Install Ghost.

Run the following commands in the yoffa theme directory:

npm install

This will install all the dependencies for the theme

Then run:

gulp

This will compile SASS/CSS and javascript and will watch for changes. So when you edit a .scss or .js file the change will trigger the gulp watch task and this will compile the assets with your changes.

If you want to compile sass or javascript separately, you can run:

gulp sass

For compiling SASS/CSS

Or:

gulp scripts

For compiling javascript files.

For more details on how to customize the theme check out How to customize our Ghost Themes

You also have the option to use Code Injection to do customizations. For example if you want to change the default color of the buttons, add the following code in the Blog Header section.

.btn, a.btn, button.btn {
    background: #333; // set it to your desired color
}

Credits

Yoffa uses the following packages/plugins:

Images are not included in the download files!


Support & Changelog

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestion or need help.